[UPDATED with Driver Turning Herself In:] Gregory Martin Hit by One Car and Dragged by Another

Categories: Crime-iny
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UPDATE, DEC. 30, 10:53 A.M.: Garden Grove Police say Guadalupe Quinonez turned herself in as the hit-and-run driver who struck Gregory Martin before the 54-year-old was dragged 750 feet by a second car Wednesday evening.

Quinonez, 29, of Santa Ana, was booked into Orange County Jail on charges of felony hit-and-run, driving with a suspended license and, because her 7-year-old daughter was in the gray Dodge Magnum at the time, child endangerment.

A statement this morning from Garden Grove Police Lt. Jeff Nightengale, the department spokesman, fills in what apparently happened to Quinonez after a motorist who followed the Magnum jotted down the license number:

"She drove to her residence in Santa Ana and left her daughter with an acquaintance. She then left her home on foot, leaving her vehicle parked on her street. Family members whom Quinonez called later picked up the daughter from Quinonez' residence. Investigators later found Quinonez' daughter and her vehicle, a few hours after the collision."

Martin is listed in critical condition at a local hospital.

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ORIGINAL POST, DEC. 29, 10:12 A.M.: Gregory Martin, 54, of Garden Grove, was walking across West Street near Garden Grove Boulevard about 20 minutes before 7 p.m. Wednesday when he was struck in a southbound lane by a gray Dodge Magnum similar to the one depicted at right. Martin was not in a crosswalk, the Magnum driver did not stop, and the victim's nightmare was not over.

Moments later, Martin was struck by a white Ford Explorer that dragged him 750 feet, a route that involved continuing south of West Street, making the turn at Garden Grove Boulevard and heading west before coming to a stop.

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The Explorer driver thought he had hit some debris, figuring it would become dislodged if he kept driving. He stopped when it did not fall off, took a look under his vehicle and saw what he had been dragging, Mr. Martin. The victim was later rushed to a local hospital with severe injuries. After the Explorer driver gave police a statement, he and his vehicle were released.

Meanwhile, another driver had seen the Magnum hit the fellow, followed that car and scribbled down the license number. Using the registered owner information, Garden Grove cops went to several locations and interviewed many people before finding the damaged Magnum abandoned at Fairview Street and Trask Avenue in Santa Ana. It was taken to the Orange County Crime Lab. The vehicle's owner has not been found.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that can help police is asked to call Garden Grove Police Investigator Jason Perkins at 714.741.5823.


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Dweezle.Di
Dweezle.Di

I am curious why Child Endangerment charges were added? was the child in the street also? Yes this woman was wrong, driving under a suspended license is not endangering to children, and I am sure she left the scene because of the suspended license.

Zak
Zak

What a life that kids going to have knowing mommy ran over a person without helping him, she'll test dirty and end up in jail,What color is she anyway?

Briansays
Briansays

bet she was on the cellphone or textingas bad as dui

Homer's friend Barney
Homer's friend Barney

I wonder if she had been drinking and that may have been why she initially didn't stop.  But, does anyone know what gets you more jail time?  Hitting someone while drunk?  Or hitting someone and then going back after you sober up to admit it.  I'm sure hit and run must be more jail time but just curious if anyone has done either of these crimes and could shed light on the jail time they got?

OCtotheHeart
OCtotheHeart

How horrible....wishing you a speedy recovery, Mr. Martin.

mitch young
mitch young

The is one caucasian looking Mexican -- even without the suicide blonde.

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Voxadreply

Glad she was trying to set a great example for her child, bailing out and leaving after she hits a pedestrian. Note to all that hit pedestrians/bicyclists/other cars...chances are, if you just stop, assist and cooperate, if it truly is an accident, you will not go to jail.

Steve
Steve

Not sure about the child endangerment charge, but maybe because the kid wasn't in a child's car seat. Either way, she deserves everything that's coming her way.

Streets
Streets

Maybe a Huera, previous relationship maybe????  Mitch you certainly are a Braniac......

mitch young
mitch young

Guadalupe? Not really a common *given* name amongst my people.

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